Scotland Visit 2015

Scotland Visit 2015

Following the recent Maritime MoU signed between the Governments of the UK and Indonesia, a delegation from Indonesia visited Scotland from 22nd Sept to 25th Sept 2015. The visit was supported by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) for the bilateral cooperation between Robert Gordon University (RGU), Aquatera, Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (ITS), Indonesian Counterpart for Energy and Environmental Solutions (ICEES), and Indonesian Ocean Energy Association (INOCEAN). The delegations come from Indonesian stakeholders i.e., Director of Various New and Renewable Energy – Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (EBTKE-ESDM), Indonesian Counterpart for Energy and Environmental Solutions (ICEES), Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (ITS), and Indonesian Ocean Energy Association (INOCEAN).

The primary focus of the three-day event in Scotland is on developing collaborative relationships for delivering marine energy in Indonesia through public, private, and third sectors combined efforts. The programme has facilitated discussions with key stakeholders and organisations that have been responsible for developing marine energy policies as well a number of companies who have already developed marine energy technologies. It is expected from the visit that Indonesia can identify the appropriate technologies and potential sustainable solutions for accelerating marine energy implementation in the country.

1. MEETING IN EDINBURGH

Starting in Edinburgh, the Indonesian delegation gave an overview of the current status of marine energy in the country and highlighted their priorities in developing the sector, while discussions were facilitated with stakeholders and representatives from a range of Scottish bodies that have been responsible for developing marine energy policies as well a number of companies who have already developed marine energy technologies.

Stakeholders from Indonesia: ICEES, ITS, INOCEAN, EBTKE-ESDM

Stakeholders from UK: Scottish Government, Scottish Development International (SDI), Carbon Trust (CT), Marine Scotland, Robert Gordon University (RGU), Aquatera, UK marine energy companies

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Workshop Delegation

2. MEETING AND SITE VISIT TO ORKNEY

After meeting in Edinburgh, the delegation then travelled to Orkney islands, a marine energy centre of excellence, where they were given a thorough understanding of how the islands had established their expertise in the field.

Stakeholders from Indonesia: ICEES, ITS, INOCEAN, EBTKE-ESDM

Stakeholders from UK: International Centre for Island Technology (ICIT), Heriot-Watt University, European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC), Aquatera, RGU, Highland & Islands Entreprise (HIE), Orkney stakeholders.

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Site visit to EMEC tidal test site, at Fall of Warness

From left: Dr. Alan Owen (RGU), Ir. Maritje Hutapea (Director of Various New & Renewable Energy-ESDM), Prof. Mukhtasor (ITS), Agung Iswadi (ICEES)

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Site visit to EMEC Wave test site and substation, at Billia Croo

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Site visit to EMEC Wave test site and substation, at Billia Croo

3. MEETING AND VISIT TO ABERDEEN

The last agenda was to meet RGU’s staff and Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group (AREG) located in Aberdeen.

Stakeholders from Indonesia: ICEES, ITS, INOCEAN

Stakeholders from UK: RGU, Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group (AREG)-City Council

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From left: Dr. Leuserina Garniati (RGU), Dr. Alan Owen (RGU), Prof. Mukhtasor (ITS), Agung Iswadi (ICEES)

 

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